How to Develop Your Student's Career Over the Holiday

Hannah Guffey – December 5th, 2016

With winter break just around the corner, your student may be feeling a number of emotions about classes, majors, careers, and the future. One of the best things you can do as a parent is to listen and keep an open mind when it comes to your student’s academic major and career decision planning. Consider some of the following ideas from the UVA Career Center for supporting your student over the next few weeks as they reflect on the past semester and look for ways to actively explore their interests and career goals over vacation.

Become a Community Organizer with DART

UVA Career Center – November 18th, 2016

Interested in pursuing a career in community organizing? Passionate about working on social-justice related issues? The Direct Action and Resource Training Center (DART) might be the perfect post-graduation opportunity for you.

If you missed their information session on Wednesday, November 16, we’ve recapped all the important information below.

Writing a Memo with Charity Fowler: The 10 Take-Aways

UVA Career Center – November 13th, 2016

Couldn’t make it to the Government Careers Conference on October 7th? Check out these 10 takeaways from the Memo Writing workshop with Batten School Writing Instructor and former Deputy Legislative Counsel to the Nevada State Legislature Charity Fowler.

  1. Federal memos share some characteristics, but the exact format and presentation does also depend on the agency you’re writing for. Know what your company or agency expects in a memo to write the best memo.

Alumni Spotlight – William Chichester, III

Phillip Menard – October 31st, 2016

William Chichester, III (College ’05)

Major: Foreign Affairs (Concentration: Middle East North Africa/Arabic Language)

As a native of Fauquier County, Virginia, the University of Virginia was a natural choice for William. “UVA was the top ranked school in the state, and I had quite a few mentors in high school who were UVA alums.” As a first generation college student who grew up on a farm in a predominately white and black neighborhood, UVA provided him with the opportunity to interact with a lot of different types of people.

How You (Yes, You!) Can Benefit from Attending a Career Fair

UVA Career Center – October 24th, 2016

Still on the fence about attending the Fall Job and Internship Fair (FJIF) on October 26th and 27th? FJIF can greatly benefit you and your career development: it’s a way to discover job and internship opportunities, hone your networking skills, and build professional relationships. Let’s take a look at some ways to make the most of a career fair, whatever your career interests may be.

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Out For Undergrad - Technology!

UVA Career Center – October 19th, 2016

At the end of September, I had the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to attend the Out 4 Undergrad Technology Conference. Out 4 Undergrad is a large scale conference that offers 4 different branches: Technology, Engineering, Marketing, and Business. It exists for LGBTQ undergraduate students to embrace their identity and feel empowered in their industry. 

Join the Virginia College Advising Corps

Julia Thompson – October 18th, 2016

The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks service-minded, motivated fourth years to serve as College Advisers in partner high schools. The Corps places recent graduates in Virginia high schools to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education. 

Advisers receive a stipend in addition to gaining eligibility for an education award to use towards loan repayment or future education.